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Yasmine Naghdi

Principal of The Royal Ballet


Yasmine Naghdi is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet in 2010, was promoted to First Artist in 2012, Soloist in 2014, First Soloist in 2016 and Principal in 2017.

Born in London, she was a Junior Associate before entering full-time training at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and Upper School. In 2009 she won the Young British Dancer of the Year Competition. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Female Dancer at the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards.

Her major roles with the Company include Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Giselle, Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Kitri (Don Quixote), Tatiana (Onegin), Swanilda (Coppelia), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), The Firebird, Mathilde Kschessinska (Anastasia), Apricot (Dances at a Gathering), Irina (Winter Dreams), Young Girl (Two Pigeons), Florence Billington (The Unknown Soldier), Stop Time Rag and Bethina Waltz (Elite Syncopations), and the Girl (The Invitation).

Her further repertory includes Le Corsaire Grand Pas, Act III pas de deux (Sylvia), Ballet Imperial (Balanchine), Symphony in C, ‘Emerald’, ‘Rubies’, ‘Diamonds' (Jewels), Tarantella (Balanchine), The Four Temperaments (Balanchine), Symphonic Variations, Monotones I, La Sylphide and ballets created by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.